We’ve always applauded the 30-year-old’s strong pro-choice stance.
But in this hour-long episode, the New York native declared during the podcast that she actually wishes she had an abortion at some point in her life, exclaiming:
“Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”
Now, if you’re wondering what on earth would inspire Miz Dunham to regret never undergoing such a traumatizing decision and subsequent medical procedure, she remembered a past trip to a Texas Planned Parenthood.
“I sort of jumped. ‘I haven’t had an abortion,’ I told her. I wanted to make it really clear to her that, as much as I was going out and fighting for other women’s options, I myself had never had an abortion.”
Lena then recognized she was subconsciously enforcing the negative stigma surrounding the procedure, adding:
“And I realized then that even I was carrying within myself stigma around this issue. Even I, the woman who cares as much as anybody about a woman’s right to choose, felt that it was important that people know that I was unblemished in this department.”
While it’s good the celeb was able to be self-aware regarding her reaction, her controversial comment completely negated that.
And people on Twitter are GOING IN. Ch-ch-check out the reactions (below):
it is with a heavy heart that i must announce Lena Dunham is at it again
Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) December 20, 2016
Fuck Lena Dunham. No you don’t wish you had an abortion. Mine was traumatizing and sad. And I’m 100% pro choice.
Queline (@SquashQueline) December 20, 2016
Everyone just Stop paying attention to Lena Dunham, her supreme ignorance, lack of rational thought, common sense, and self-awareness. Thx
Zendaya’s ShoesRule (@myfeetonfleek) December 20, 2016
lena dunham is a cancer to society
jolly duley (@Advil) December 20, 2016
There are times when I feel bad that Lena Dunham represents Girls. Not the show, the gender
Jarrett Carlen (@JarrettGC) December 20, 2016
Give Lena Dunham credit. It’s quite a feat to be universally disliked by both Democrats and Republicans but she’s pulling it off.
Patrick Quaife (@pquaife) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham is disgusting
MarounV (@MarounEid11) December 20, 2016
“I never had an #abortion, but wish I would have..” @lenadunham is clearly #desperate for attention. #fool #whyareyouevenfamous #disgusting https://t.co/EK492M2kuh
heather reese (@grapefaerie) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham says she wishes she could have an abortion. Let’s remember, women who have abortions never wished that upon themselves.
Ugene’s Politics (@UgenesPolitics) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham is to morals like Michael Moore is to fitness.
An example of what not to be.
Josh (@JoshNoneYaBiz) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham said she wishes she had an abortion. Judging by the reactions I’ve seen on Twitter, a lot of people wish her mom had one too.
Ryan Broems (@ryanbroems) December 20, 2016
If having an abortion is on your bucket list, you might be an attention whoring, sociopathic, whale of a douche nozzle named Lena Dunham.
Leah the Boss (@LeahRBoss) December 20, 2016
“How can I make this all about me?” -Lena Dunham, to her mirror every morning.
Jenny Trout (@Jenny_Trout) December 20, 2016
Is there a way to block the words “Lena Dunham” or “Amy Schumer” from ever appearing in my life. Not just social media. Like everywhere.
Manveer Heir (@manveerheir) December 20, 2016
stop giving Lena Dunham platforms
Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) December 20, 2016
I kind of thought that Lena Dunham was going to be our generation’s Woody Allen, but it turns out she’s our generation’s Woody Allen.
JenAshleyWright (@JenAshleyWright) December 20, 2016
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